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by henry quirk
Mon May 20, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

"It's alive, we must save it!"

More like: is it a person? When does it become a person? If it's a person, shouldn't it be accorded the same consideration as any other person?
by henry quirk
Mon May 20, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 142

"Whether the world is 'determined' or whether there is 'free-will' makes no difference to anything or anybody."

It matters to me cuz it can matter to me cuz I'm not bio-automation: I'm a free will.
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 142

philo

"You don't care about facts"

Facts are great! Here's a few...

Fire burns.

Ice is cold.

I'm a free will (and so are you).

#

"I get it."

No, not really.
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Startling new revelations on climate change
Replies: 3
Views: 52

"the real cause of the World’s changing climate and weather patterns is, in fact, an abundance of human souls trapped in the stratosphere" Pesky spiritual pollution! The local wizard's guild ain't doin' its job! Them sorcerers are supposed to keep the ethereal regions clear & clean: dirty, overpaid ...
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 142

no, the debate ain't settled...not by a long shot

FREE WILL is the notion that any humans have WILLS that are FREE. What exactly is meant by that? Freedom is when you determine your will yourself... [/i][/size] Yep: that's my experience of myself exactly. I advocate for libertarian agent causation. ...but this makes no sense at all. Yeah, I don't ...
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 113
Views: 890

Age

You're right: that was Mr. Seagull.

My apologies.
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Dub

You: "The ONLY time I was "essentially gone, knowing nuthin" was when I was put under for an operation. Then there really was nuthin, neither time nor space. Whether out for 5 minutes or 5 years would have been the same to me." Me: Would it have been okay to end you then? You: To anyone in a tempora...
by henry quirk
Sun May 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

I wrote: certain states would make it so a baby can be aborted right before delivery.

Here's one... Virginia House Bill 2491 Kathy Tran, a Democrat, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, one of a record 28 women chosen for the legislative chamber that year. She introduced HB 2491 earlier this year, and in a committee hearing on Monday, she was questioned about the b...
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Harbal

"I think the last word belongs to the individual concerned." No one gets to justly decide if I live or die if I've done nuthin' to forfeit my live. I'm inclined to say the same applies to what a pregnant woman carries. # "it is not my place to draw it anywhere" Why? You wouldn't stand still while a ...
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Dub

"The ONLY time I was "essentially gone, knowing nuthin" was when I was put under for an operation. Then there really was nuthin, neither time nor space. Whether out for 5 minutes or 5 years would have been the same to me."

Would it have been okay to end you then?
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Harbal

"all countries that allow abortion set time limits on it, henry"

Here, in the US, certain states would make it so a baby can be aborted right before delivery.
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Harbal

"you are not the one who will be left with the consequences." Brief anecdote... I'm raising my nephew. I've had him for his whole life (he'll be 13 this summer). I love him more than I love me (and I love me a lot). My life, in certain tangible ways, would be far less burdensome, far less troublesom...
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Harbal

"They are held to account by the law, henry." Yes. Why? Because they killed innocents. If what a pregnant woman carries a person, surely that person is innocent. As I say: in the absence of an answer as to when meat in the womb becomes a person, it's wise to err safely and assume a woman carries a p...
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Dub

"A fetus or embryo is not a person. It may grow into a person, dog, cat, pig, etc. It knows nothing of "belonging to itself". It subsists as a piece of meat in process of developing into what it was meant to be. Nothing more than that!" I'm a healthy 56 year old man. I'm aware of myself, my surround...
by henry quirk
Sat May 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 135
Views: 1086

Harbal

"Some people think that God wants them to kill innocent people on the streets or in churches."

What generally happens to folks who do such things (kill innocents)?